Quality and Sale of Water in Canada
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This paper looks at two primary issues concerning water in Canada, namely, the quality of the drinking water, and the sale of bulk water to the United States. The paper finds that the real concern over water in Canada is not the supply of it, but those who falsely make the market concerned about water cleanliness. In addition, the paper addresses the concerns over those who might appear to want to aid in supplying other peoples with water, but are actually looking for large profits.
From the Paper:"In addition to bottled water "solutions" there are various water treatment programs. Fifteen percent of American homes and 18 percent of Canadian homes have a water softener or filter to treat tap water. This share is comparable to the proportion of homes that had garbage disposals or dishwashers in 1960. What was viewed as a luxury by homebuilders in the early 1980's, is now a standard appliance in the home. The increase in interest is mostly a matter of health concerns and the perception that tap water is basically unacceptable.
"The water treatments range from traditional and expensive water-softener systems to new low-tech solutions, such as activated-carbon filters fitted on water pitchers. In 1988, the sale of services, equipment, and supplies to improve tap water was a $3.1 billion market. In 1995, sales reached an estimated $7.7 billion. Water softeners are still the most popular treatment systems, but new technologies are where the growth is, and the fastest growth areas are in ozone and ultraviolet systems that produce highly purified water. Sales for ozone products and services grew 45 percent between 1990 and 1995, while those for ultraviolet systems grew 77 percent. Reverse-osmosis and activated carbon systems sales were also up, by 32 percent and 50 percent, respectively. (Hadden and Crispell, 1996)"
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